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Tier 2* School Mental Health: Implementing, Staffing, and Funding Early Intervention in Schools

3:00pm - October 10, 2023 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East MHTTC
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* Tier 2 mental health interventions in schools are for students with mild mental health concerns or for those who may be at greater risk for experiencing mental health challenges, often due to social and environmental factors.



The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is pleased to offer a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens. To familiarize yourself with the foundations of school mental health, please review the school mental health guidance document.


  • Describe the purpose of Tier 2 mental health interventions in schools
  • Describe five Tier 2 mental health interventions currently being implemented in schools
  • Identify staffing and funding mechanisms to support Tier 2 mental health interventions in schools  



Alicia Lapointe, PhD
Research Scientist, The Centre for School Mental Health; Adjunct Research Professor, Western University

Antonio Polo, PhD
Professor of Child Clinical Psychology, DePaul University

Elizabeth McCauley, PhD
Acting Director, Child Psychiatry at UW/Seattle Children's; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Eric Bruns, PhD
Associate Director, The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Jessica Schleider, PhD
Director, The Lab for Scalable Mental Health; Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences & Psychology, Northwestern University

Hadia Zarzour, MA, LCPC
Owner & Mental Health Therapist, Healing Zone, Inc.; Researcher, Loyola University Chicago


Educators, Administrators, Health and Behavioral Health Care Professionals, Central East (Region 3) Project AWARE Grantees, Policymakers and Advocates, and Child-Serving Agency Staff



Additional support provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation